Culinary School - Milford Branch

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General. 120500


The Culinary School provides students the skills needed to gain entry level employment in a restaurant or food service establishment.

TCS culinary training sessions take place Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM for a total of 12 weeks, plus a 2-week work experience period. We conduct 3 sessions per site per year.

Students spend 60% of their time on in-class lectures and ServSafe lessons and 40% of the time in the Culinary School Training Kitchen putting the skills they learn into practice. 
Students graduate from the program and receive a Culinary Program Certificate of Completion and an industry ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification and gain employment earning projected wages of $13.00-$18.00/hour.

Eligibility Requirements

Be 18 years of age or older.
Have a High School diploma or GED diploma or be seeking to obtain.
Have reading and math skills at or above an 8th grade level.
Not be a danger to self or others.
Be available to be in class from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.
Be curious, ready to learn, and willing to do homework.
Have a strong desire to gain and maintain employment in the food service or warehouse/logistics industry.
Be able to read, speak, and comprehend English in a fast paced environment.
Have basic math skills and an adequate reading level for studying a textbook, completing exams, and
writing job related documents.

Be able to lift 40 pounds and stand up to 6-8 hours daily with or without a reasonable

Be able to see well enough to read at 2.5 feet with or without reasonable accommodations.
Be able to attend class every day on time.
Not have convictions for certain violent or sexually exploitive crimes. Information about criminal convictions will be used to provide more effective job placement and other services.
Pass a pre-admission drug test and random tests during training.
Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be able to provide proof of a medical or religious exemption.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Delaware Food Works at the Food Bank of Delaware

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

1040 Mattlind Way Milford, DE

Local WIB

1 - Statewide

Type of Attainment:


Name of Credential

ServSafe Manager Certification

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Scholarships, Out of School Youth, Blue Collar, DVR, SNAP E&T

Refund Policy

Refunds are calculated in accordance with the DE State Refund Policy. Official withdraws must be dated, in writing, and presented to the Program Director. A $100 tuition fee will be retained. A refund of the remaining tuitionwill be returned to the funding source within 30 days of the Operations Director receiving the written request. 80% refunded after 0.01%. 5 to 9.9%=70%. 10 to 14.9%=60%. 15 50 24.9%=55%. 25 to 49.9%=30%. AFter 50%, there will be 0 refunded.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - DE Department of Education

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$235.00 ServSafe Textbook, Culinary Professional Textbook

Testing/Exam Fees

$42.00 Drug test, CASAS

In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$193.00 Uniforms - Chef Coats, Pants, Chef Hat and Shoes

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$42.00 knives, guard, glov

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

35-2021.00Food Preparation Workers
$13.51 per hour
Required Certification: No formal educational credential

Provider Status



222 Lake Drive, Newark, Delaware 19702

Phone Number

(302) 292-1305

Web Address

Last Updated

Jun 16, 2023


Jul 31, 2013


Jul 01, 2024

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